ECONOMY

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Collision Conference

Collision is the fastest growing Tech Conference in the U.S. It brings start-ups, technology and investors together with speakers and events. moreThe conference moved to New Orleans in 2016 and plans to stay here going forward.

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Sync Up – Learn the Music Business from the Inside-Outimage

The Sync-Up Conference is held during both Jazz Fest Weekends every year. more It brings in speakers and holds workshops on the music industry, how it is changing, how it works and more.

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Destination:GNOimage

DestinationGNO was originally a site selection tool for economic developers. moreHowever it has now been made available to the public.The site highlights 48 communities around the region, includes a moving guide, and highlights information about New Orleans’ rich arts and culture, climate, cost of living, economy, education, emergency preparedness, healthcare, parenting, public safety, shopping, and transportation.The site also allows users to select lifestyle attributes important to them and populates suggested communities based on their selections. less

NOLA Tech Weekimage

NOLATech Week is a celebration of the technology industry in New Orleans, which debuted in 2013.  It is held in October each year. more This year’s events are largely centered around the New Orleans Jazz Marketplace. less

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation “Catapult” Fund Programimage

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation is partnering with four organizations to create new program called Catapult Fund. moreThis program will provide Louisiana entrepreneurs in the arts with access to funding and business training.The Catapult Fund is seeking applications from local arts and culture-based businesses.Applicants should explain their business idea and why it fills a void in Louisiana’s cultural economy.Once applications are received, nine to twelve business owners will be accepted into a “Catapult Boot Camp” where they will be educated on how to run a business successfully and draft a high-quality business plan suitable for seeking investments or loans.Those who complete the training will submit these business plans to the partners for funding consideration.The Catapult Fund will aware a total of $50,000 in grants to the best plans.The deadline to apply is July 15, 2014. less

GNO Incimage

GNO Inc is the Greater New Orleans area’s economic development organization that covers the ten-parish region.


Job Resources

NOVAC – the New Orleans Video Access Centerimage

NOVAC provides independent filmmakers and aspiring film students with low-cost media training, educational programming, and networking events designed to help you create and develop a film career. moreAfter 40+ years of operation, NOVAC is the longest continuously running media-arts 501(c)(3) nonprofit in the Southeastern US.We have a mission to cultivate a sustainable film community by providing access to resources, education and locally generated content.NOVAC accomplishes this mission through education, career development, community outreach, independent productions, and special events.  less

US Department of Health & Human Servicesimage

Information on careers in the US Department of Health and Human Services.

Nursing Career Informationimage

Resources for those looking for a career in the Nursing field.

Certified Nursing Assistants Resourcesimage

Information regarding training and placement for Certified Nursing Assistants.

NolaDeximage

NolaDex is a digital Rolodex, a collection of the many talented people of Greater New Orleans.

Localsource.itimage

Throughout New Orleans and the surrounding areas, we are witnessing an influx of talent, a rise in creative ideas, an increased spirit of entrepreneurship and a new found social responsibility. moreThe spirit of renewal has become a spirit of engagement.And in our times, technology has become the most efficient and effective tool to engage.Whether you are starting a new company, organizing a community meet-up, promoting your new band, have that perfect mobile app idea or are simply looking for like minded people, technology can undoubtedly help.And yet locally, people contend we remain behind the times.They believe that in order to find educated and talented IT professionals to help, they must look to other more “tech-savvy” cities for solutions.People with great ideas are frustrated because they believe no local connections can be made.Or even worse, they abandon their ideas altogether.Got a great idea?localsource.it less

Rideshare Website – Regional Planning Commissionimage

The Rideshare Website helps connect commuters with each other to carpool.

SUNO Small Business Development and Management Instituteimage

The Southern University at New Orleans Small Business Development and Management Institute conducts business start-up orientation and one-on-one counseling. moreSessions include:
  • Determining Your Business Organizational Structure
  • Registering Your Business with Federal, State and Local Goverments
  • How to Obtain a Federal Tax ID Number
  • Licensing Your Business
  • Business Plan Fundamentals
  • Business Management Techniques and Skills
To make an appointment, call 504-284-5512.Sessions take place at Southern University at New Orleans, 6801 Press Drive, Lake Campus, Trailer #43 (Leon C. Simon and Press Dr., next to the FBI Bldg.). less

WorkNOLAimage

WorkNOLA is a website that features jobs in the New Orleans area.

Good Work Network: Small Business Preparation Trainingimage

Good Work Network presents business training classes – including Personal Effectiveness, Financial Literacy, and Business Planning – every Thursday for 14 weeks, beginning January 29. more

Date & Time:
Starting January 29th and running every Thursday for 14 weeks 05:00 PM – 08:00 PM

Location:
CJ Peete Community Center
2514 Washington Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130

Fee: $50.00

Personal Effectiveness Training
A 6 hour (2 session) course, which focuses on the personal qualities and behaviors that are key to the success of your business.Topics discussed are: building self-esteem and confidence, goal setting, time management, anger management, and communication skills.

Financial Literacy Training
A 9 hour (3 session) course, which teaches you financial tools that are key to your personal life as well as the success of your business.There is a Free Credit Counseling attached with this course.Topics discussed are: understanding wealth, credit, banking, budgeting and taxes.

Core Four Business Planning
A 30 hour (9 session) course, which teaches the four core bodies of knowledge that a business owner must have in order to operate a successful business.Topics discussed are: success planning, market planning, cash flow planning, and operations planning.

To register for the class contact your Business Counselor at 504.309.2073.
Patrick Anderson ext.101
Reuben DeTiege ext.103
Jordan Jones ext.104
Adele London ext.105
Chris White ext.109

Because seating is limited.PRE-PAYMENT is required.You are not registered for the seminar until payment is received. less

Louisiana Center for Workforce Recoveryimage

LCWR is a non-profit project dedicated to providing employment services – from construction jobs to white-collar jobs – to those affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. moreLCWR has offices in New Orleans, Metairie, Baton Rouge, Opelousas, and Lake Charles.Visit the website for more information and contacts for each location. less

LA Green Corps Green Job Training Program

This program for 16-24 year olds teaches job and leadership skills through “green” service projects such as construction/deconstruction, landscaping, energy conservation, and more.
The LA Green Corps wants you if you:
  • Are 16-24 years old
  • Are a resident of Orleans, Jefferson or St. moreBernard
  • Want to do service projects while gaining job skills
  • Want to develop Leadership Skills
  • Want to receive “Life-skills” Training
  • Want to earn up to $2,938 for a 4 month term of service
  • Want to earn an Americorps Education Award of up to $1500
  • Are able to make a four month commitment
Learn “Green” Job Skills Such as:
  • Landscaping/Gardening
  • Weatherization and Energy Conservation
  • Construction/Deconstruction/Building Material Reuse
Orientation begins Tuesday May 27th

Call the Arc of GNO at 504-837-5105 or Suzy Mason, Program Manager (910)547-0246 for more information

Come meet program staff, fill out an application and interview at:

The Central City Job Fair
Dryades YMCA
2222 Dryades, NOLA
Saturday May 17, 2008
9AM-1PM

Old City Building Center
Recruitment Event
4201 Tulane Ave, NOLA (Behind the NIKE Outlet)
Wednesday May 21, 2008
4PM- 7:30PM

Bayou Bugaloo Festival
St.John’s Bayou- S. Jefferson Davis Pkwy
Look for the LA Green Corps booth
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Louisiana Job Corps Centersimage

Job Corps is a no-cost education and vocational training program that helps young people ages 16 through 24 get a better job, make more money, and take control of their lives. moreStudents enroll to learn a trade, earn a high school diploma or GED and get help finding a good job.Students are also paid a monthly allowance.Job Corps provides career counseling and transition support to its students for up to 12 months after graduating from the program.Job Corps Centers are located in Carville, Shreveport, and New Orleans.Call (800) 733-5627 for more information. less

Americorps Jobs to Help New Orleansimage

AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps Vista offer 10 month work opportunities with local rebuilding projects. moreAmeriCorps members receive a $10,900 living allowance, health insurance, and a $4725 education award.Several positions in the New Orleans area are available.Visit the AmeriCorps website to find out more. less

Northrop Grumman Ship Systems Apprenticeship Programimage

Northrop Grumman is accepting applications now for the programs that will be starting in May and June. more

Northrop Grumman is committed to maintaining the best employees by offering Students/Employees in the Apprenticeship Program 2 major incentives:
  • Students attend Related Studies training 1/2 of the time on the clock.Related studies are 72 hours
  • Entry Level pay has been increased from $9.89/hr to $14.99/hr
Potential candidates must provide the following in order to be consider eligible:
  • Completed Employment Application
  • Copy of High School Transcript or GED Test Scores
  • Original Birth Certificate
  • Copy of an Original Social Security Card
  • Copy of a Valid State ID
Call 228-935-5318. less

Looking for a job in construction?

If you are interested in working as a plumber, electrician, carpenter or painter, Catholic Community Services has an excellent opportunity for you! more

Positions are available for individuals with little or NO experience in construction.Call 225-303-8608 for more information. less

Job Readiness Training Programimage

The Job Readiness Training Program (JRT) helps improve the employment opportunities for those people affected by Hurricane Katrina. moreThe JRT program helps participants assess, identify, certify, and improve their essential work skills.This program is managed by the Salvation Army, National Business Services Allicance, and Katrina Aid Today.
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Monster.comimage

National job search engine.

NOLA.com Job Searchimage

Search job listings from the Times Picayune.

WWL Job Bankimage

WWL Radio’s Job Bank for Greater New Orleans

Louisiana Worksimage

Links and resources for Louisiana jobs&#46 Go to www&#46laworks&#46net&#46

America's Job Bankimage

Job 1image

The City of New Orleans’ office of workforce development. moreJob seekers can get help with job searches, unemployment information, training and more.
Job 1 has two locations:

3520 General DeGaulle Drive, Suite 1030
New Orleans, LA 70114
(504) 364-5625

2330 Canal St
New Orleans, LA
504-658-4500 less

Department of Labor Hurricane Assistance Informationimage

For more information on registering for unemployment insurance and disaster unemployment assistance. moreAvailable in English and Spanish.Currently open 24 hours: 1-866-4-USA-DOL  less


Job Training

Grow Dat Youth Farm & Farmers Marketimage

Grow Dat Youth Farm works to nurture a diverse group of young leaders through farming in a section of City Park. more They also participate in several area farmer’s markets.The farm works to produce healthy food for local residents and to inspire youth and adults to create personal, social and environmental change in their own communities.Grow Dat works to support public health, the local economy and a sustainable food system in South Louisiana. less

NOLA Green Rootsimage

NOLA Green Roots facilitates garden training for hundreds of participants. moreBy developing community gardens, we teach youth, low-income residents, and senior citizens how to grow fresh fruits and vegetables at a low cost. less

NOVAC and the Digital Filmmaking Instituteimage

The New Orleans Video Access Center’s Digital Filmmaking Institute offers a variety of inexpensive media-making workshops and services for adults and teens. moreNOVAC also offers a one-week filmmaking camp for teens, with a limited scholarship fund for teens unable to pay the $300 tuition.For more information, visit the website or call 504-940-5780. less

Louisiana Center for Workforce Recoveryimage

LCWR is a non-profit project dedicated to providing employment services – from construction jobs to white-collar jobs – to those affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. moreLCWR has offices in New Orleans, Metairie, Baton Rouge, Opelousas, and Lake Charles.Visit the website for more information and contacts for each location. less

Operation Reconstruct: Free Construction Trainingimage

Operation Reconstruct is designed to provide construction skills training to out-of-school youth. moreClasses have already begun with graduates receiving a nationally recognized credential and assistance with job placement.

Participants between the ages 18 – 21 will receive classroom and hands-on training in employability and life skills, work safety and proper tool use, basic residential carpentry, electrical wiring, plumbing, maintenance, construction math, and work place communication skills.Upon completion, graduates will receive a “nationally- recognized” Pre-Apprenticeship Certificate Training (PACT) certificate and job placement assistance.

If you or someone you know is 18-21 years old and would like more information please contact Roxanne Modica-Davis @ (504) 363-4701 or (504) 606-6778. less

Louisiana Job Corps Centersimage

Job Corps is a no-cost education and vocational training program that helps young people ages 16 through 24 get a better job, make more money, and take control of their lives. moreStudents enroll to learn a trade, earn a high school diploma or GED and get help finding a good job.Students are also paid a monthly allowance.Job Corps provides career counseling and transition support to its students for up to 12 months after graduating from the program.Job Corps Centers are located in Carville, Shreveport, and New Orleans.Call (800) 733-5627 for more information. less

TeachNOLAimage

TeachNOLA is a program designed to recruit and train motivated individuals to teach in the New Orleans Recovery School District. moreYou do not need an education degree to join this program.Visit the website for more information. less

Job 1image

The City of New Orleans’ office of workforce development. moreJob seekers can get help with job searches, unemployment information, training and more.
Job 1 has two locations:

3520 General DeGaulle Drive, Suite 1030
New Orleans, LA 70114
(504) 364-5625

2330 Canal St
New Orleans, LA
504-658-4500 less


Business Assistance

VetLaunch — go from Combat to Careerimage

VetLaunch is a business accelerator for Veterans. more Their programs are aimed at helping Veterans leverage their military experience to start new businesses, gain new employment, and continue to make a positive statement in society. less

Camelback Ventures

A nonprofit social venture fellowship and seed fund that works to bridge the opportunity gap for entrepreneurs from unusual backgrounds by investing critical resources into a select group of startups and their leaders in a 9-month fellowship program.

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation “Catapult” Fund Programimage

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation is partnering with four organizations to create new program called Catapult Fund. moreThis program will provide Louisiana entrepreneurs in the arts with access to funding and business training.The Catapult Fund is seeking applications from local arts and culture-based businesses.Applicants should explain their business idea and why it fills a void in Louisiana’s cultural economy.Once applications are received, nine to twelve business owners will be accepted into a “Catapult Boot Camp” where they will be educated on how to run a business successfully and draft a high-quality business plan suitable for seeking investments or loans.Those who complete the training will submit these business plans to the partners for funding consideration.The Catapult Fund will aware a total of $50,000 in grants to the best plans.The deadline to apply is July 15, 2014. less

Kiva New Orleansimage

Kiva’s microlending program has come to the United States. moreIn New Orleans Kiva is taking applications for new businesses and for people willing to lend a few dollars to them. less

Goldman Sachs Now Accepting Applications for 10,000 Small Businesses Entrepreneurial Training Programimage

About the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program — From November 2011 through March 2012, participants attend an 11-session entrepreneurship training program that meets on alternating Fridays from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM. moreParticipants also commit 6-8 hours per week for out-of-class activities geared towards their business.The benefits of the program include: less

Louisiana Technology Councilimage

The Louisiana Technology Council is a non-profit dedicated to growing and supporting the technology industry across the State of Louisiana.

Sales Tax Amnesty Programimage

The City of New Orleans is launching a sales tax amnesty program that will allow businesses to pay all unpaid overdue sales taxes without penalty and with a 50 percent reduction in interest. moreThe program will be offered October 1 through December 4.Information about the program, including all necessary forms, is available on the City’s website. less

504Wardimage

504Ward aims to encourage young people to stay in New Orleans and work to improve it. moreThe 504Ward website features resources, events, and opportunities for young entrepreneurs in the city. less

EO Accelerator New Orleansimage

Accelerator is a national program of Entrepreneur’s Organization (EO) to help businesses grow from $250,000 in revenue to over $1,000,000. moreIt features group mentoring, accountability and great programming and contact generation.The New Orleans chapter is the oldest and has the most graduates of any Accelerator chapter in the country. less

Guide to Doing Business in Louisianaimage

This guide includes all you need to know about starting a business in Louisiana, including permits, financing, and incentives — also see LED’s site at http://www.opportunitylouisiana.com/small-business.

Business Recovery Loan Programimage

The grant application period for the Business Recovery Grant and Loan Program ended on Feb. more16th but loans are still available from the Louisiana Office of Economic Development.Find out more about the loans and where to apply on the LDED website.You can also call 877-217-1777 for more information. less


Business Resources

VetLaunch — go from Combat to Careerimage

VetLaunch is a business accelerator for Veterans. more Their programs are aimed at helping Veterans leverage their military experience to start new businesses, gain new employment, and continue to make a positive statement in society. less

Film New Orleansimage

This site, run by the Mayor’s Office of the City of New Orleans, informs productions that wish to film in New Orleans on the processes, options and process for doing so.

New Orleans Entrepreneur Weekimage

More than 100 events are planned March 11-18 for the annual New Orleans Entrepreneur WeekmoreNOEW will be headquartered on Fulton Street in downtown New Orleans.More than 10,000 people are expected to participate. less

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation “Catapult” Fund Programimage

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation is partnering with four organizations to create new program called Catapult Fund. moreThis program will provide Louisiana entrepreneurs in the arts with access to funding and business training.The Catapult Fund is seeking applications from local arts and culture-based businesses.Applicants should explain their business idea and why it fills a void in Louisiana’s cultural economy.Once applications are received, nine to twelve business owners will be accepted into a “Catapult Boot Camp” where they will be educated on how to run a business successfully and draft a high-quality business plan suitable for seeking investments or loans.Those who complete the training will submit these business plans to the partners for funding consideration.The Catapult Fund will aware a total of $50,000 in grants to the best plans.The deadline to apply is July 15, 2014. less

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businessesimage

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses at Delgado Community College is a practical business management education program that gives entrepreneurs valuable skills for growing their business, the opportunity to access financial capital, powerful networking opportunities and more — at absolutely no cost to participants.

GNO Incimage

GNO Inc is the Greater New Orleans area’s economic development organization that covers the ten-parish region.

Disaster Planning Guide for Small Businessesimage

This guide, put together by the SBA, provides information that business owners can use to develop a plan to protect customers and employees in the event of a disaster. moreHard copies are available at all SBA field offices or download a copy from the website. less

Gulf Coast Economic Empowerment Programimage

The National Urban League and BP have developed the Gulf Coast Economic Empowerment Program, to help small and minority-owned companies secure contracting opportunities and resources along the Gulf Coast in the Housing and Construction industry sectors. moreTo get more information and pick-up applications, meet us at the Gulf Coast Economic Empowerment Tour’s final stop for this year, New Orleans, LA.On October 16, 2007 from 8:00 a.m.to 12:30 p.m., we will be at the New Orleans Marriott, in New Orleans, LA.All applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.The Gulf Coast Economic Empowerment Program is FREE to small and minority-owned businesses, but registration is required.For more information, call 504-529-9890. less

EO Accelerator New Orleansimage

Accelerator is a national program of Entrepreneur’s Organization (EO) to help businesses grow from $250,000 in revenue to over $1,000,000. moreIt features group mentoring, accountability and great programming and contact generation.The New Orleans chapter is the oldest and has the most graduates of any Accelerator chapter in the country. less

Good Work Networkimage

The Good Work Network is dedicated to helping low-income and disadvantage micro entrepreneurs get the resources they need to succeed&#46 It provides training, one-on-one consultation, group networking and collaboration opportunities, back office support services, market access assistance, and access to micro loan funds to individuals and businesses in the greater New Orleans area&#46 Visit the website or call (504) 309-2073&#46

Stay Local!image

Greater New Orleans’ Independent Business Alliance. more They connect local businesses to customers, resources, and each other. One of their programs is Office Hours, which gives business owners free access to tactical help on a variety of issues from Marketing or Accounting to IT. less

New Orleans Small Business Recovery Guideimage

In partnership with Xavier University of Louisiana and The New Orleans Chamber of Commerce, Seedco Financial Services has compiled this online listing of financial and technical resources available to small businesses in New Orleans. moreThe guide is also available for download. less

New Orleans Small Business Recovery Guide